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Don’t Settle For Less Quotes

You’ve read all the books. You’ve heard all the stories. And you still find yourself settling for less than what you deserve in life and love? It’s time to stop settling for less because it doesn’t serve us well.

This blog post will share quotes that will help you to rise up and demand more for and from yourself.

Don’t Settle For Less Quotes

1. “If you don’t value your time, neither will others.” -Tim Ferriss

2. “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” -Rob Siltanen

3. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” -John D. Rockefeller, Jr

4. “Happy people can look back and say they chose their life, not settled for it.” – Shannon L. Alder

5. “Never settle for less than you desire or deserve, because when you accept crumbs people will assume that you are happy with scraps.” – Stacye Branche

6. “Don’t settle for relationships that won’t let you be yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey

7. “The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.” Maureen Dowd

8. “My head is a hive of words that won’t settle. – Virginia Woolf

9. “Never settle for less than your dreams. Somewhere, sometime, someday, somehow, you’ll find them.” – Danielle Steel

10. “Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you fall in love.” – Gabrielle Reece

11. “Know who you are. Know what you want. Know what you deserve. And don’t settle for less.” – Tony Gaskins

12. “Don’t settle for something that’s not great. Don’t feel like having a relationship that is not serving your needs is more important than having a relationship with yourself.” – Michael Franti

13. “One of the privileges of being successful is that you can afford to be choosy. And one of the prices of success is that you must be very careful in choosing what you do and with whom you will spend your time. Don’t settle for less than the best.” -Brian Tracy

14. “Settle for nothing less than the life you want.” – Oprah Winfrey

15. “It is better to be alone than to be in bad company.” – George Washington

16. “Girls, don’t ever settle for a man who won’t labor for love.” – Erin Lindsay McCabe

17. “If you’ll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.” – Vince Lombardi

18. “There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

19. “Do not settle for less than exactly what you want. Your heart’s desires are there for a reason. Chase them. Pursue them relentlessly. Do not lose sight of your goals. They are your every reason for being.” -Franki Durbin

20. “You have to have a habitual vision of greatness. You have to believe in the fact that you will refuse to settle for mediocrity. You won’t confuse your financial security with your personal integrity, you won’t confuse your success with your greatness or your prosperity with your magnanimity … believe in the fact that living is connected to giving.” – Cornel West

21. “Relationships: If you put up with it, you’re going to end up with it. Set the standard you want and don’t settle for less.” ― Steve Maraboli

22. “To my fellow women: Please don’t settle. Not in a job you hate, not in a town where you don’t feel at home, not with friendships that aren’t real and especially, especially not with love.” – Marisa Donnelly

23. “You get what you tolerate.” – Tony Gaskins

24. “Don’t settle for less just because it’s available.” ― Dionne Neo Nkosazana Sithole

25. “Settle for nothing less than the best that you can conceive of.” – W. Clement Stone

26. “If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. So be careful what you settle for in life – it might just become your reality.” – Shannon L. Alder

27. “I do believe we can do better, be better. But we can’t hide behind fear. We can’t tuck truth between the cushions of comfort. We have to deal with it, really confront it, so that our children can live with a lot less weight. We owe it to them.” – Jason Reynolds

28. “Don’t settle for less. How do you want to be treated? Are they treating you how you want to be treated? If not, why are you holding onto them?” – Sonya Parker

29. “The best form of respect is self-respect. Give it to yourself and others will see that you won’t settle for anything less. – Auliq Ice

30. “If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.” – Steve Jobs

31. “Don’t settle for less know your value and always tell yourself you deserve better.” – Pertrice St Pierre

32. “Telling the world you are trying is not doing.” – Shannon L. Alder

34. “I’m just doing what I wanted to and what feels right and not settling for bullsh*t and it worked. How can they be mad at that?” – Janis Joplin

35. “‘Well, looks like you won’t be reaching nirvana anytime soon.’ She pushed a stray lock of hair off her forehead and sniffed. ‘Yes, I suppose that’s true. I guess I’ll just have to settle for a trip to Idaho.'” – Beth Hoffman

36. “There is always someone out there who will put you first. Don’t settle for someone who will put you next.” – Tony Payne

37. “When you accept the fact that your true identity includes being an overcomer, you will never settle for less than a miracle.” – Craig Groeschel

38. “Trust is built when someone is vulnerable and not taken advantage of.” – Bob Vanourek

39. “Do your best, and be a little better than you are.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

40. “When You Step Your Game Up, Your Life Will LEVEL UP!” – Jeanette Coron

41. “There’s a big difference between not settling and not starting.” – Seth Godin

42. “We won’t figure out what’s sacred in life if we settle for what’s safe.” – Bob Goff

43. “Don’t settle even if you have to remain alone for a lifetime. You deserve someone who will appreciate you for both for your beauty and your bruises.” – A.R.Lucas

44. “Be awesome. Live life to the fullest. Shoot for the stars and never settle.” – Jillian Michaels

45. “Never allow your mind to wander untamed like a wild animal that exists on the basis of survival of the fittest. Tame your mind with a consistent focus on your goals and desires.” – Stephen Richards

46. “The truest story – the one that will always be truest – is that I am a human being, being human. Sometimes, I am my best self. Sometimes, not so much. But goddamn, I am trying to do better. I am always trying to do better. My guess is that you are, too.” – Laura McKowen

47. “Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them. – Mia Hamm

48. “I am proud being an artist who takes risks, who would walk off a cliff artistically. I won’t settle for commercial reasons.” – Colman Domingo

49. “Once you realize how good you really are, you never settle for playing less than your best.” – Reggie Jackson

50. “There is a monumental difference between being alive and living. You should never settle for the first.” – Matt Corby

51. “Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

52. “Commitment is the foundation of great accomplishments.” – Heidi Reeder

53. “I’m trying to impress upon my students that everyone has a history. Just because we’re not always happy with what’s true doesn’t mean we shouldn’t know it. It’s how we learn. It’s how we do better in the future.” – Lisa Wingate

54. “Sorry is a question that begs forgiveness because the metronome of a good heart won’t settle until things are set right and true.” – Craig Silvey

55. “How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?” – Seth Godin

56. “Never settle for that which is easy and comfortable or the necessity of seeking that which is difficult and uncomfortable.” -Frederick Lenz

57. “Any man’s life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day.” – Booker T. Washington

58. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been.” – T.D. Jakes

59. “Set an example for others to do better.” – Debasish Mridha

60. “A dancer must listen to his body and pay homage to it. Behind the movement lies this terrible, driving passion, this necessity. I won’t settle for anything less.” – Martha Graham

61. “Keep exploring. Keep dreaming. Keep asking why. Don’t settle for what you already know. Never stop believing in the power of your ideas, your imagination, your hard work to change the world.” – Barack Obama

62. “There’s a huge difference between being in love and being in love with the thought of love. Recognize the difference. Never settle.” – Behdad Sami

63. “You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” – Woodrow Wilson

64. “I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right.” – Muhammad Ali Jinnah

65. “A man will do better if he knew the best ways of living” – Lailah Gifty Akita

66. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

67. “The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.” – Thomas Merton

68. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

69. “A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” – Dale Carnegie

70. “I’m frequently in need of consolation, I often feel weak, and more often than not, I fail to meet expectations. I know this, and every day I resolve to do better.” – Anne Frank

71. “I’m not done with love, but I refuse to settle. I am a hopeless romantic. And I won’t stop till I get it right.” – Halle Berry

72. “The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.” – Otto von Bismarck

73. “Do the math: You never settle for less than the whole if you knew the half.” – Talib Kweli

74. “Don’t always wait for someone else to inspire you. Inspire yourself!” – Rodney Walker

75. “You are essentially who you create yourself to be, and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making.” – Stephen Richards

76. “Transformational leaders empower their followers to do better and become better.” – Gift Gugu Mona

77. “You see, this heart, won’t settle down; just like a child, running, scared, from a clown.” – Demi Lovato

78. “I am astonished at the ease with which uninformed persons come to a settled, passionate opinion when they have no grounds for judgment.” – William Golding

79. “Never settle for anything less than what you deserve. It’s not pride, it’s self-respect.” -Chanakya

80. “You may not be able to change the current situation, but you can still try your best.” – Md Parvej Ansari

81. “You’ve got to have rules to live by, and one of mine is always say yes. Put yourself in danger of something amazing happening to you.” – Tom Bilyeu

82. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

83. “Men have called me mad, but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence– whether much that is glorious– whether all that is profound– does not spring from disease of thought– from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect.” – Edgar Allan Poe

84. “When you refuse to settle for less than the best…the best tends to track you down.” – Mandy Hale

85. “If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.” – Ryan Blair

86. “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” – Carl R. Rogers

87. “If you see fraud and do not say fraud, you are a fraud.” – Nicholas Nassim Taleb

88. “As I get older I realize what qualities are important in love and what suits me. And what I won’t settle for.” – Jennifer Aniston

89. “There is more to us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less.” – Kurt Hahn

90. “Don’t devalue yourself, you are the world’s most precious stone.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

91. “Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work.” – Michael Jordan

92. “Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.” – Marcus Aurelius

93. “The better you learn to take care of yourself, the less you settle for being around people who can’t or won’t treat you as well as you’re accustomed.” – Curtis Sittenfeld

94. “So unless we come together as a people and stop our foolish beefing among each other, sit down like intelligent men and women and settle the things that divide us from each other, then come together like a solid wall and we could make something happen.” – Louis Farrakhan

95. “Success doesn’t come to you; you go to it.” – T. Scott McLeod

96. “Manifesting is a lot like making a cake. The things needed are supplied by you, the mixing is done by your mind and the baking is done in the oven of the universe.” – Stephen Richards

97. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard

98. “Keep your expectations high. Not because you are better than anyone else, but because you have experienced enough pain; to realize, you won’t settle anymore. – Nikki Rowe

99. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey

100. “Don’t settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had. We need to live the best that’s in us. – Angela Bassett

101. “Always try one more time before you quit all your hopes.” – Deb Chakraborty

102. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

103. “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Rob Siltanen

104. “If you can see yourself as an artist, and you can see that your life is your own creation, then why not create the most beautiful story for yourself?” – Miguel Ruiz

105. “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

106. “If you let your upset mind settle, your course will also become clear.” – Gautama Buddha

107. “Success in life is not for those who run fast, but for those who keep running and are always on the move.” – Bangambiki Habyarimana

108. “The health of your brain is much more about your actions than your age.” – Dr. Daniel Amen

109. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

110. “To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often.” – Winston Churchill

111. “I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown

112. “Let us cultivate our garden.” – Voltaire

113. “By changing nothing, nothing changes.” – Tony Robbins

114. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

115. “He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.” – Confucius

116. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

117. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale

118. “You’re either green and growing or you’re ripe and rotting.” – John Addison

119. “Have no fear of perfection; you’ll never reach it.” – Marie Curie

120. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

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